To increase awareness of coronary artery anomalies and help prevent sudden cardiac deaths by providing education and communication.
To foster an environment where patients, families, and clinicians share experiences and knowledge about coronary artery anomalies.
WHAT IS AN ANOMALOUS CORONARY ARTERY?
Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) is an abnormality of the origin or the course of a coronary artery. An AAOCA is congenital, which means it is present at birth, however it is often diagnosed later in childhood/adolescence and many people may never even know they have it. An AAOCA may sometimes be referred to as a type of CAA (coronary artery anomaly) or ACA (anomalous coronary artery).